Politician Info
F Dan McConchie (R - IL)
"As long as law enforcement believes that it will be a scourge on our communities, I will remain opposed."

Holds office State Senate District 26

Position on Marijuana Legalization

"There are a number of experiments going on in other states right now. And the data is mixed. There is more income to the states thanks to taxes on the product, but there are also negative societal impacts.

The top question for me is whether it is good for our communities. The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association and the Illinois Association for Chiefs of Police are both opposed. They have looked at Colorado who legalized recreational marijuana in 2013 and found:

• Marijuana-related traffic deaths have increased 66 percent

• Marijuana-related hospitalizations have increased 72 percent

• Property crime has increased 8.3 percent

• Violent crime has increased 18.6 percent

As long as law enforcement believes that it will be a scourge on our communities, I will remain opposed."  (Northwest Herald candidate interview, 10/11/18)

Votes
SB10
No
Decriminalization Bill
--
Ashley's Law
No Vote
Alternative to Opiates
No
Contact Dan McConchie

Email: dan@senatormcconchie.com

Web: http://senatormcconchie.com/

Phone: 217-782-8010

Address

309H Capitol Building

Springfield, IL 62706

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